Archive for the ‘Then/Now’ Category
Now, for Then/Now posts I normally just like to let you make your own observation/inferences, without me being like, LOOKIT. But this isn’t so much a case of “everything old is new again” as “hey, ‘sheer pants runway‘ is actually a great search term and maybe let’s examine how it did two or three years ago before postulating the lifespan and plausibility of this ‘trend’.”
The see-through separate–spotted at Prada, Costume National, among others–works with spring’s pajama-party look as well as the ‘80s trend, but the jury’s still out if these will work for normal women (will something that emphasizes rather than streamline the leg really flatter everyone?) or if they’ll just be a fantastic accoutrement for magazine shoots and adventurous red-carpet types.
Glam Chic. October 4, 2007.
But when it comes to pants, we have a feeling that the only ones that should be wearing them see-through style are belly dancers and fire eaters. But Alexander Wang and Valentino both showed barely there pants this year, and a quick scan of our favorite e-commerce shops show that they’re is being stocked in stores. Should we be equal-opportunists when it comes to all things sheer?
Refinery 29. June 1, 2010.
Left: Teenage girl wearing ankle socks and high heeled shoes. Nina Leen, December 1944. Via Life’s archives on Google.
Right: Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2010 Ready to Wear. Via Style.com.
Left: Female short pants. Allen Grant, probably ’50s, ’60s. Via Life’s archives on Google.
Right: Lindsey Schickner, for the Stylelist. Jolie Novak for AOL, 2010. Via the Stylelist, ‘Testing the Pantsless Trend in New York City‘.
(According to Life magazine, short shorts became “permanent in U.S. scene” in 1956).